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2007 Stories by Megan Feldman

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  • You're Goin' Down. Chainsaw.

    published May 24, 2007

    You gotta respect a movie that's managed to garner the keywords, "action," "comedy," "fantasy" and "horror" all in the space of a couple of hours.... More >>

  • Ever Seen a Ghost?

    published May 17, 2007

    We round a corner to see White Rock Lake shimmering under a crescent moon. A few fishermen sit on the docks with lanterns, smoking and waiting for... More >>

  • Old-Time Religion and New Americans

    published May 10, 2007

    Scriptural commands that Christians should respect the law and help strangers in their midst are the two themes driving a lobbying effort by... More >>

  • Labor Lost

    published April 19, 2007

    The guys who line up at the Garland Day Labor Center usually get a day or two of work when a contractor pulls up to the curb. Sometimes a job... More >>

  • Steamrolled

    published April 12, 2007

    When I was growing up, my mother's chocolate bundt cake and the handmade star we put on the tree were cherished Christmas traditions. But we... More >>

  • Ground Meat

    published April 5, 2007

    Amanda Salcido was standing in line clutching a package of ground beef when she saw the $100 bills. The man in front of her at the United... More >>

  • Wonka Mania

    published March 29, 2007

    Slappy's Puppet Playhouse says its shows are "outstanding family entertainment." Phew. I was wondering where I'd take the kiddies after their... More >>

  • Multi-Culti

    published March 22, 2007

    On a Friday morning in early March, the tiny, three-room office of DFW International Community Alliance is abuzz with people entering and exiting... More >>

  • Identifiable Beauty

    published March 22, 2007

    It's probably because my mother happens to be in Vietnam right now for a conference, and also because my mother is a huge Frida Kahlo fan, but one... More >>

  • No Sanctuary

    published March 15, 2007

    When he was 16, Cesar Ramirez was eating in a café in rural Guatemala when guerrillas threw a hand grenade into the restaurant in an... More >>

  • Hot Chicks

    published March 8, 2007

    I saw Shut Up and Sing and loved it before the Dixie Chicks won five Grammys, but the stubborn remarks by country DJs—whose... More >>

  • Patriot Acts

    published March 1, 2007

    The grassy hills and lakeside pier of a sprawling park in Coppell have been transformed into a makeshift boot camp. It's a windy Saturday in... More >>

  • Back to Iraq

    published March 1, 2007

    Adel Elkenan, an Iraqi Shiite, fled his home in 1991 after the failed Shiite and Kurdish uprisings against Saddam Hussein's government. He spent... More >>

  • Afternoon Delight

    published March 1, 2007

    All those who toil in an office have come up against it: the afternoon slump. You know, when you eat one of those monstrous burritos at Chipotle... More >>

  • Home Away From Home

    published February 22, 2007

    Standing at the counter after an hour-long wait, Susana Mutzus couldn't believe what she heard. She'd left Dallas at 5 a.m. with her elderly... More >>

  • Art Booty

    published February 22, 2007

    In the summer of 2004, it seemed impossible to escape the song "Culo"—ass—by Miami rapper Pitbull: "Mami, feel me, let me see you touch... More >>

  • Yo Soy el Army

    published February 8, 2007

    Ricardo Garcia plays it cool, but he's nervous. One of the guys who just finished has a chiseled, martial-arts physique and knocked out 60... More >>

  • Trucked Up

    published February 1, 2007

    I was raised in a blue state where the most popular sports are skiing and soccer, and we mocked people who meant "choppers" when they said "bikes"... More >>

  • Taking Pride In It

    published February 1, 2007

    I wasn't a fan of the portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 2005 rendition of Pride and Prejudice starring Matthew Macfadyen and Keira... More >>

  • Paper Chase

    published January 18, 2007

    At 19, Fernando Careaga was a recently arrived immigrant from Mexico picking cantaloupes, tomatoes and onions in the fields of California. Thirty... More >>

  • First Class

    published January 18, 2007

    Ella Fitzgerald won 13 Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and in 2005, nearly a decade after her death, was inducted into Jazz at Lincoln... More >>

  • King Dreams

    published January 11, 2007

    In high school, I won a Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest about diversity and was featured—baggy pants, bangs and all—in the local... More >>

  • Overachiever

    published January 11, 2007

    In my efforts to figure out what exactly an aquatint is, which failed miserably, I came across a couple of interesting Picasso vignettes: As a... More >>

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